Demonstrative Communication

Demonstrative Communication
Teresa House
PJ Rosch
November 07, 2011

Demonstrative communication can be defined as verbal and non-verbal actions
direct or indirect connection with other people. Verbal communication makes up
about seven percent of one’s message while thirty eight percent is tone and fifty-five
percent is non-verbal cues.( College of DuPages) In relevance to this information it
shows the importance of how strong non-verbal communication can really affect the
Verbal communication however is straight to the point because when one is
speaking you can hear the sincerity or the sarcastic implies within their voice. In addition
commands can be made and you will know exactly what to do because these words are
instructing or explaining what needs to be done. Plus, words can have different
meanings depending on the tone that is being used with them.
Non-verbal communication however is considered to be one’s body language
which includes facial expressions. When someone is angry and yelling they have strong
facial expressions and maybe pointing their finger this is the body language that is
reinforcing their verbal communication. Another prime example of body language would
be a police officer directing traffic. They do not speak, but point and use their body to
communicate with drivers on where they need to go. Non-verbal communication
includes facial expressions, eye contact, tone of voice, body posture and motions, and
positioning within groups.(Papa,2011)
Demonstrative communication can be effective when it provides people with the
information they need to know to complete the task they are given. Thus, motivates the
receiver to perform at their best productivity and performance level. The effective
communication will have a positive outcome; where as, misunderstood communication
will have a negative outcome. Misconceptions will occur when people start expressing
their ideas,...

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